Painting Class Orleans

This Spring there is an exciting selection of workshops and programmes for adults running this summer at Orleans House Gallery. They offer adult audiences an exciting and fun range of lectures, talks and workshops. From one day sessions to longer courses, you can develop practical skills and extend your art knowledge throughout the year.

Creative Writing: The Art of Words

Explore and develop your creative writing skills using the Richmond Borough’s painting collections, as well as the Capability Brown and Art and Soul exhibitions at Orleans House Gallery as inspiration for your writing.

Participants will explore their ideas and respond to the art work through poetry and prose. Suitable for beginners as well as advanced level.

Class times and booking

Day: Tuesdays (please see dates below) Time: 10:00am-1:00pm Venue: Orleans House Gallery

  • 26th April: Capability Brown
  • 3rd May: Richmond Borough Collection
  • 10th May: Art & Soul Exhibition
  • 17th May: Ekphrastic Writing

The course costs £100 for the block of 4 classes

Book online at or call 020 8831 6000

Art History Lectures

Each lecture is a self-contained exploration of a particular period and so can be enjoyed as a standalone session or as part of the series.

Class times and booking

Day: Tuesdays (please see dates below) Time: 1:00-2:00pm Venue: Orleans House Gallery

Art Concepts

In this three week exploration of Art Concepts we’ll begin with the main Art Historical periods; the Renaissance, the Baroque, Rococo, Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism and Abstract Art, before moving on to Genres and Subjects in Art and then exploring artistic techniques.

26th April: Art Historical Periods

  • 3rd May: Genres and Subjects in Art
  • 10th May: Artistic Techniques

Women in Art

Women have always been involved with making art, despite the fact that they are grossly underrepresented in museums and galleries worldwide. This course will introduce women artists from the Middle Ages to the present, discuss some of the misconceptions about their art, and explore if women in art can be a platform for discussing women’s issues.

  • 14th June: Art about Women & Art by Women
  • 21st June: Historical Female Artists you should know
  • 28th June: Female Artists during Modern Times, and Artist Couples

You can drop-in or book online. The cost is £15 per lecture (or £36 for a series of 3).

Book online at or call 020 8831 6000

Painting Classes: Painting with Acrylics

Enjoy learning ways to paint with acrylics in this five-session block with the return of tutor Anna Saunders. Explore ways to build up colour, contrast, texture and tone in your own painting which will progress from week to week.

No arts knowledge is necessary, and materials are included in the price.

Class times and booking

Day: Wednesday (please see dates below) Time: 10:15am-12:30pm Venue: Orleans House Gallery

  • 13th April
  • 20th April
  • 27th April
  • 4th May
  • 11th May

Booking is essential.

Book online at or call 020 8831 6000

Saturday Master Class: Life Drawing

Draw from life model under the guidance of an artist and learn simple effective techniques to develop and enhance your drawings. All abilities welcome.

Class times and booking

Day: Saturday 9th July Time: 10:30am-3:30pm Venue: Orleans House Gallery

£40 for the day

Book online at or call 020 8831 6000